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Last night’s public event “Beyond the Three Rs: Troubling Reconciliation, Restitution, and Resurgence” featured keynotes Taiaiake Alfred, Ellen Gabriel, and Susan Dion, performances by students with the TDSB`s Aboriginal Centre with mixed (non)-Aboriginal membership.

Borrowing a quote from the Symposium`s PR press:
… The foci for this symposium are issues connected to urban Aboriginal education. In light of the current political climate – Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and activism, the Idle No More movement, the continual federal government’s silence and lack of meaningful action/dialogue – urban Aboriginal issues are crucial and timely for ALL Canadians…

The collateral book exhibition by had an impressively comprehensive selection of literature on Native customs, history, cosmology, spirituality, culinary art…

FYI: piggy-backing on another quote from an April 10, 2013 article at
…“Idle no more is the rallying statement for all the First Nations protesting Harper government actions. In other words, we aren’t going to sit by and take this,” Young wrote back. “Since mainstream media isn’t giving alot (sic) of coverage they are using social media quite effectively … it’s actually a great case study in grassroots use of new technology.”

et voilà!

YouTube credit: LookinAtCookin October 28, 2011

… a “traditionjal Irish blessing” — against the background of lovely pipe instrumental music and green-green fields.

YouTube credit: seestaernli Mar 5, 2007

One way of celebrating the anniversary [my initial search on traditional toasts on YouTube was disappointing]:

Revisiting the X-factor, whose affective amplitude I tracked for awhile sometime ago, here are a first and last performance of “What a Wonderful World” by one among many other “surprise discoveries”.

An exchange from the first audition that may strike a blogging (and certainly other) chord:

Jury’s Q: You got friends here today?

Stacey Solomon’s A: NOT YET [then, a shy-yet-glowing smile]

first audition (song starts at approx. 1 min into vid) and more


P.S. April 17, 2013: first post on April 14, 2010


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…to which I owe the links for Peirce’s terms synechism (conceptualization of {absolute} chance) and tychism (conceptualization of {universal} continuity) in my previous post. Peirce alternated the latter concept with agapism (cosmic love).

What’s really rewarding for the web-browsing eye/mind is that some of the papers presented at Club meetings/conferences are accessible through their website here. They have been able to attract “names” in semiotics/related fields of exploration.

As to the online dictionary of Peircean terms, I’d consider it a special strength that it comprises original Peirce quotes to illustrate each entry. Kudos to its editors, Mats Bergman & Sami Paavola and its contributors:

The COMMENS Dictionary of Peirce’s Terms. Peirce’s Terminology in His Own Words (If u want to contribute quotes: use the form)

Starting with the term “commens” itself as an especially apt name for the website:

“…that mind into which the minds of utterer and interpreter have to be fused in order that any communication should take place … may be called the commens. It consists of all that is, and must be, well understood between utterer and interpreter, at the outset, in order that the sign in question should fulfill its function.” (Charles S. Peirce, 1906, emphases by Ecosonance)

Well, it looks like I’ve renegged on ES for an unexpectedly long time. Hadn’t realized it’s been almost 2 MONTHS since my last post.

My latest blog-amenable thoughts:

  • 12th century theologian, poet, natural scientist … abbess Hildegard von Bingen.
  • parallels between Native cosmologies… and — surprise-surprise — C. S. Peirce’s intelligent universe (his tychism and synechism)


April 7, 2013

Confession with smiles: Out of practice, obviously, clicked & posted the above in a rush, missing WP’s automated comment, and today found several typos (horror!)


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